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March 2011


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Technical Perspective: Concerto for Violin and Markov Model

In the opening of Sibelius' Violin Concerto, a soloist plays delicately. The orchestra responds in kind. As the piece progresses, soloist and orchestra alternatively…


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The Informatics Philharmonic

The Informatics Philharmonic

A system for musical accompaniment is presented in which a computer-driven orchestra follows and learns from a soloist in a concerto-like setting. The system's connections with machine learning are highlighted, showing current…


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Technical Perspective: VL2

The Internet is increasingly a platform for online services running on rack after rack of servers. With the advent of large data centers, the study of the networks that interconnect…


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VL2: A Scalable and Flexible Data Center Network

VL2: A Scalable and Flexible Data Center Network

VL2 is a practical network architecture that scales to support huge data centers with uniform high capacity between servers, performance isolation between services, and Ethernet layer-2 semantics.

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